Monthly Archives: January 2019

Lost in Data

I like data. I tend to put a lot of stock in it. For scientists, data* is a key part of our lives and work. Data is how we learn, which enables us to progress. But we have to acknowledge … Continue reading

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#januwordy: Authentic

Authentic. It’s a word that permeates the public life of social media. Newbies are advised to “be authentic.” Some established account holders talk about the imperative to be their “authentic selves.” But what does that mean? Authenticity generally implies a certain … Continue reading

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Furloughed Forgotten

We’ve hit Day 28 of the partial Federal shutdown. The moment the shutdown began, the media started talking about the 800,000 Federal employees who would be affected—either required to work or not allowed to work, both anticipating their next paychecks … Continue reading

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#januwordy: Thrive

Just a few weeks ago, goal setting was the topic everyone was talking about. It’s inevitable as the changing of the year approaches. Over where I co-blog about running and related things, I wrote about setting SMART/smart goals. The latter … Continue reading

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#januwordy: Magic formula

Over the years, a few fantasy stories relying on magic (Harry Potter, The Green Rider) have captured my interest. The crux of the stories is often formulaic. Generally there is some hereditary component. In some cases, certain species wield magic … Continue reading

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